Friday, November 29, 2019


Contentment Is My Wealth

George Peele (1556-1596), The Arraignment of Paris 1.1.147-153:
And for the one, contentment is my wealth;
A shell of salt will serve a shepherd swain,
A slender banquet in a homely scrip,
And water running from the silver spring.
For arms, they dread no foes that sit so low;
A thorn can keep the wind from off my back,
A sheep-cote thatch'd a shepherd's palace hight.
Scrip = small bag; thorn = thorn-bush.

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